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this town right now, the fiscal cliff. >> right. >> haven't you betrayed some of the voters who supported you in the election by changing your positions on who should get a tax increase and by including social security benefits now in this mix? and more broadly, there seems to be a deepening sense that negotiations aren't going very well right now. can you give us a candid update? are we likely to go over the cliff? >> well, first of all, there's no reason why we should. remember what i said during the campaign. i thought that it was important for us to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. i said it was important for us to make sure that millionaires and billionaires paid their fair share. i said that we were going to have to make some tough cuts, some tough decisions on the spending side, but what i wouldn't do was hurt vulnerable families only to pay for a tax cut for somebody like me. their task is going to be to sift through everything i did that is out there and even take a look at some bad ideas. the come up but a concrete set of recommendations in a month. i would
that will happen because of the fiscal cliff. it is very complicated. and right now, a solution is unclear. >> you are making my head hurt, brianna. no offense whatsoever. >> sorry. >> have a daiquiri out there looks absolutely gorgeous. try to have some fun. aloha. thanks very much. >> thanks, miguel. >>> if lawmakers fail to reach a deal by the end of the year, how will automatic tax increases affect your bottom line? we are breaking it down. >>> and is actor ben affleck consider a run for the u.s. senate? we will have his answer to questions put to him today. >>> and a teenage girl shot by the taliban for going to school, we will have an update for you on malala off salve zani. is still no deal in sight on the fiscal cliff. the president is holding firm on tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. republicans say that must come with government spending cuts. in a plan b by republicans failed to make it to a vote and that has sparked some criticism from within the party. >> two years ago, speaker boehner promised to restore that process around which our entire government was designed. and so far, h
: it's the carrot. >> you know i'm kidding. all right, appreciate it. one fiscal cliff aftershock you may not have heard of. $7 for a gallon of milk, that is what you may be paying in the new year, the reason that congress is trying to avoid the cliff, but leaving other things unattended for. milk price could double if congress has not passed the bill and renew the subsidy before then. an economic crisis that could change history, we are not talking about the u.s., how italy's hard times could shut down some of the most famous tourist destinations. do you see this woman? look at her? do you think she is pretty? of course she is. do i find her irresistible, her bosses did and he fired her, and the court ruled in his favor.on we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. >> a new weekend of violence and death and explosions in syria. this is damascus, five people were killed when a car bomb blew up.
of small business owners. some are saying the uncertainty about the fiscal cliff is more than they can handle. emily schmidt explains. >> all right. there are people who make overcoming obstacles, even those towering 40 very vertical feet high, look easy. these rock climbers are the heart of lillian quinn lan's climbing business. >> you have to trust your partner and you have to know that they're holding your rope. >> this takes teamwork. which is why chow quinlan is frustrated by all the talk of another cliff looming in washington. >> there's so much uncertainty. not just for me as a business owner, but for our members, for our clientele. >> with negotiations stalled on the way to avert the fiscal cliff, chow quinlan has put plans to expand her business on hold. she's worried because going over the clip will cost middle class families an estimated $2,000 a year. money people won't have to spend here. >> it's always challenging when you're in a recreational type of environment. because that's sometimes the first thing that people consider you know when they're evaluating their finances
" live from the nation's capital starts right now. >>> fiscal cliff negotiations fell apart late last night as you know. but law i can makers are holding out hope for a last-minute deal. still holding out hope. lawmakers took to the fund shows to defend their positions. steve centanni live with the latest update. >> still no agreement but you plenty of talk as the two sides aired differences in the fiscal cliff delate. after john boehner called off the push for a so called plan b saying the ball is now in the democrat's court there has been no movement towards any kind of deal. the wealthy and republicans want spending cuts. one key republican says what we really need is leadership. >> if you want leaders you have to lead. the president has been a pathetic fiscal leaders. he produced three budgets and can't get one vote for the budget. i would vote for revenues including tax rate hikes even though i i don't like them to save the country from becoming greece. but i am not going to set aside the $1.2 trillion in cuts. >> the president meantime is in hawaii, but he spoke out on the fisca
unemployment insurance, so i think right now both sides are just trying to prevent going over the fiscal cliff, and then they will aim to tackle some of the larger issues after the first of the year. president obama referring to this as a working vacation. i'm also told that there are conversations going on at the staff level, but we expect sort of the bulk of the work to get done when lawmakers return to washington after the christmas holiday. we also expect president obama will likely return as well. at this point right now, melissa, partisan bickering has been put aside. you have members of congress and president obama at the funeral service for the late senator daniel inouye. harry reid is also at that event. will he talk to president obama? white house officials right not being fairly tight-lipped on that matter. not telling us if there are any meetings scheduled at this point in time. they, again, call this a working vacation and say that staffers are working on this behind the scenes. melissa? >> hang on just a second. let me bring in nbc news political editor diminico montenero. what d
're talking about the fiscal cliff, we heard so much about spending and revenues over the next decade. is the best scenario over the next decade merely a maintenance of existing foreign aid? >> certainly we should maintain it. we have in fact cut back on foreign aid. at the very least, we should maintain it. i would like to see if we get to a place where we can have some agreement in washington and put off -- but our finances in better shape, in a few years we could increase it. -- put our finances in better shape, in a few years we could increase it. foreign aid is good for the countries and get it, but also america. >> let me ask you about the situation in syria. 40,000 people dead. almost two years into a civil war. no real and insight. the obama administration has a clear policy of avoiding intervention -- real end in sight. the obama administration has a clear policy of avoiding intervention. what do you think should be done more in syria? >> syria is a complex issue. i was the author of the syrian accountability act, which passed both houses of congress and signed by president b
falling triple digits on renewed fiscal cliff years. my next guest says she is bullish on the last five trading days of the year. joining me now, equity management telerate kramer, the offer of the little book of big profits from small stocks. an interesting read. welcome. >> thank you. gerri: all right. we had a little sell-off today. people are nervous about the fiscal cliff. you say we will trade at. >> i've seen the financial stocks, which are a very important indicator of the market. they have been very strong, and living today. we have seen some nice follow-through from companies like goldman that finally have been able to get above key technical levels. also there is no recall when addressing. the window dressing is the group , loss on wall street among the money managers say let's get that market really strong for the end of the year. we want to see nice numbers, and gerri: you guys do nthing and fundamentals anymore. it's amazing to me. >> you're right, and that is part of the problem with the street, but those two are bottom-up fundamental analysts, we really like the guidanc
're adding to the deficit. >> all right, guys. speaking of deficit, we'll turn to the fiscal cliff in just a moment. stand by. i want to bring in nbc's kristen welker with the president in honolulu. hello to you in paradise. president obama, is he as focused on the fiscal cliff today as everyone back here and on my remote live shots are? >> reporter: well, here's the answer, alex. today partisan bickering is going to be put aside, at least temporarily, with president obama and a number of members of congress and the first lady attending a memorial service that will be held for the late senator daniel inoue. that is set to get under way in about two hours. but behind the scenes i am told by white house officials that this is still very much a working vacation for president obama. i'm also told that conversations continue to go on at the staff level between staffers at the white house and on the hill. but of course the hard work probably won't get done until lawmakers return to washington. that is expected to happen after the christmas holiday. now, this was, of course, a big topic of conver
-called fiscal cliff. last night the president urged lawmakers to use their time off to think about a solution. he recently called for a smaller deal that would extend unemployment and prevent tax hikes on the middle class. the fiscal cliff deadline is jab 1st. if no deal is reach by then, income taxes will go up for everyone. >>> it appears that former president george h.w. bush may not make it home from the hospital in time for christmas. the statement released tonight says mr. bush had a few low energy days and he'll stay in the hospital a little longer just adds a precaution, they say. the 41st president has been in the hospital since just after thanksgiving. he was initially admitted for a nasty cough braunbronchitis. >>> still ahead a call for stricter gun control in the wake of the tragedy in newtow >>> the nra argued this week that more guns in schools in the hands of trained professionals could protect america's children. you can see an exclusive interview with the wayne la pierre tomorrow morning on "meet the press" at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. >>> well, what's your excuse? ahead to
provisions to let tax rates rise on those making over a million dollars. is there a plan c or over the fiscal cliff. dan henninger, editorial board member. mary anastasia o'grady and jason riley. where do we stand right now with the collapse of plan b? >> well, it's no fun being john boehner right now. he's still in a tight spot and the concern that the republicans have is that obama's panel strength and as we go over the cliff and tax rates go up. but i really think the buck stops with the president here. when you go into the negotiating sessions, paul and you're expected to make concessions, but you're expect today get something in return and boehner made a major concession on rights and the president is giving him nothing in return to take that to his caucus and say, this is what happened in the horse trading. it's all or nothing, obama seems determined to humiliate the opposition. >> paul: boehner made two concessions, first 800 billion on the table in revenue and don't raise rates when the president said no he, you've got to raise rates. he said okay, a concession on rates, an offer firs
think it will be a while. >> speaking of which, wither teetering on the brink of the fiscal cliff. where do we actually go from here? >> i couldn't find a soul in washington to tell me the answer to that question. >> oh, dear. >> it looks like -- i have said all along, congress always pushes right up against a deadline. they are like reporters. they take every last second they possibly can get before they deliver. the fact of the matter is i don't believe that anymore. i talk to more and more people that democrats saying republicans want to go off the fiscal deliver and republicans saying the president wants to go off the fiscal cliff. so, i think it's quite possible we will, although it's not going to be catastrophic the first day. so i think -- it will take past the first of the year for them to actually come one something. and i think they will come up with something before the economy just turns to disaster. >> perhaps it is nice we all go off the cliff together. john boehner, the implosion of plan b seems hugely tough for him to get over. account president actually negotiate with bo
the fiscal cliff. you say we will trade at. >> i've seen the financial stocks, which are a very important indicator of the market. they have been very strong, and living today. we have seen some nice follow-through from companies like goldman that finally have been able to get above key technical levels. also there is no recall when addressing. the window dressing is the group , loss on wall street among the money managers say let's get that market really strong for the end of the year. we want to see nice numbers, and gerri: you guys do othing and fundamentals anymore. it's amazing to me. >> you're right, and that is part of the problem with the street, but those two are bottom-up fundamental analysts, we really like the guidance that we saw that came out of it. many of these industrial multi complex companies that are very importaat inicators. gerri: like it when you talk but companies like those, because those are real companies. illinois tool works, fundamental company manufacturing, doing all the right stuff. i want to get you, though, to an interesting list that came out in fortune,
with the fiscal cliff? they came very close to a deal between arafat and president clinton and it all fell apart when they realized he did not have the power in the street to sell a deal. it looks like john boehner does not have power instry to sell a deal. >> anything they get thrhrough the house will have to beone with democrats. not just with republicans cause we saw the caucus is divided on a lot of these issues that require a compromise. john boehner got endorsements on this plan. grover norquist dropped his tax opposition. boehner himself said many in his caucus were worried about primaries. >> grover norquist ds not have the power. essentially, he started to backpedadal on the meaning of the edge. it is absole nonsense. those conservaves do not owe their allegiance to grovover norquist. >> did he create something that he can no longer control? the power of the original tax plededge seems to ill resonate with many of these members. >> there are plenty of people who picked up that banner. i t think there is a commitnt to that pledge that goes fa beyond grover norquist. >> those conservative
the fiscal cliff. what does that mean? every single american who pays income taxes will see a tax increase go into effect. we also know there will be a massive sequester. we just evaded the rule on the national defense authorization act, it will have a devastating impact on our national security. increasing taxes on working americans will create a scenario which will hinge on our ability to encourage the kind of domestic product growth that is important for us and for our economic security and overall national security. i think about my former california colleague, please, do what you can to ensure we do not have the sequester take effect. do what you can, and try to make sure hamas you address it and have what is necessary for our national security. as the look at these issues, we are going through a troubling time. we have a divided government. we have a democratic president and a republican house of representatives. i happen to believe that creates an opportunity. i did not vote for barack obama, but i do believe that having a president in one party and a house in another party does create
before we go over that fiscal cliff and everybody's taxes go up. i'm sure a lot of us feel they shouldn't be taking time off. >> that's right. there's not a lot to celebrate now. let's bring in george stephanopoulos. great to see you, george. things are coming down to the wire. we just have a few days left. what are the odds they can come up with a deal especially republicans can't agree. >> there's not going to be a big deal. that's just not happening. those talks completely collapsed this week and ended once and for all when house speaker john boehner couldn't even pass his backup plan in the house on thursday. the only possibility right now would be some kind of a very small -- some measure that would just extend the tax cuts for everyone earning under $250,000. it should be a lot of protection for a lot of people, but even that is going to be difficult. you get it only if there's a promise not to filibuster that measure in the senate and the house speaker agrees to take it up. both of those questions are very open right now. >> a lot of open questions and high stakes for a lot of pe
to hit a fiscal cliff not at the end of in this year. we're lucky right now that our interest rates are so low. it's not because people love to come here, it's because we're not the ugliest person at the beauty pageant. they tonight want to put their money in greece, spain or portugal, so they're putting it here. our interest rates are so low. that's not going to last forever. be you go back up to a long-term average of 6-8%, we add a trillion dollars in debt service and cost interests over ten years. the interest alone will swallow up half of our federal expenditures. we'll be paying china for their military. we can't allow this to happen. and i think that's one of the reasons why we're so proud to do this book, is we really are putting policies in place and gentlemen, regardless of who's president in january 2013, they're going to face the exact same problems we have today. somebody has to tackle it, and part of what this action-oriented institute is doing, this book is doing is putting those ideas out there so we can start having a discussion about, one, the importance is real, w
money" starts right now. >>> just days to go before america goes over a fiscal cliff. an outcomeloing more likely every hour. washington's willingness to take america to the brink threatens its prosperity. this is about the latest movement in the negotiation between the democrats and republicans comes down to useless symbolic moves and haggling between grown men. your elected officials are wasting time while the clock ticks. house speaker john boehner announced his plan b to let bush-era tax cuts expire for earners making more than $1 million a year and he wants to set automatic spending cuts with unspecified cuts elsewhere. the speaker pulled his so-called plan b for lack of support from his own party because many republicans still beholden to grover nor quest and the ridiculous pledge want no compromise at all. the debate between the two sides centers around a balanced approach the budget. republicans say president obama wants too much revenue. that's taxes in normal speak and not enough cuts. >> at some point we're going to have to address the spending problem that we have. we can'
the president is and where the speaker is. >> you say we go off the fiscal cliff then? >> yes, do. >> do you think we will see the economy hit recession? that was the expectation, right? >> no. that is the expectation but i don't think so. i think there's been a lot of drama, especially on the tax increase side. the tax increase side is do symbolic. at the end of the day it's not going to have any impact on the deficit or controlling our spending. what's going to have to happen is the spending cut. i think that's where the speaker was having difficulty getting support, is not being specific about where these cuts are coming from. >> where should the cuts come from? i mean, we hear a lot about medicare and medicaid and social security being the drivers of the debt. do you have to make significant cuts in the entitlements to really make a difference? >> if not cuts immediately, structural changes. and that's a problem with the government. that's a problem with this congress in particular. is that they wait until the last minute and they try to cram all this stuff down instead of making a struc
right now. this fiscal cliff, this is a serious issue for our economy, working families, and for small businesses we are counting on bringing us out of recession. everyone believes that. as we are down here trying to have that discussion, in the short, 11 days we have left, i hear that our tax package, which does exactly what the president asks, i think it is wrong, i think we ought to keep tax rates low for everyone, but the president says no. this bill does that. as my friend reminded me, when i ran as part of this freshman class, i said, let's try to make things more simple. we know what happens at the end of this year. we know the christmas tree bills that come rolling to the floor, where you handle 100 different unrelated things at a time. i would be interested in pulling folks without a voting card. i would be interested in knowing what folks listening to this debate believe is happening. i have been told that this tax bill throws americans off unemployment. it does no such thing. no such thing. do we need to deal with unemployment? yes we do. in an unemployment bill. i have been
with the celebrating because congress is on a holiday break. the fiscal cliff deadline is still looming. hi, everybody. here we are. great to have you here. >> this is a brand-new hour of "america's news headquarters." as jaime said, lawmakers expect to return after christmas back to dc. they are thinking of getting back on thursday. that just gives them a few days to work on a deal to try to help the nation to try to avoid an economic crisis from this so-called fiscal cliff. some say no deal is what the country needs to cut spending and raise taxes. what will happen? national correspondent live in washington with the details. good morning, steve. >> good morning, eric. the two sides in the fiscal cliff debate had their say before heading home for christmas, but no deal of course. after house speaker john boehner called off his push for a plan b last week saying the ball is now in the democrats' court. there has been no movement toward any deal. democrats want tax hikes for the wealthy. republicans want spending cuts. and some in the gop say the president doesn't want to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> whe
-called fiscal cliff. >> we are going to talk to david gregory with the nra ceo today. >>> also ahead, the factor spoiling the fun and the joy this time of year for some people. stay with us. >>> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> and those words from the head of the national rifle association refuelled a heated debate over gun control in the country, and la pierre will speak exclusively with david gregory this morning. >> we're happy to have him back on "meet the press" and have lots of questions for him about what role if any the nra plans to play in the discussion, and a lot of people were shocked, and he talked about arming schools around the country, about one-third of the schools around the country already do that. that's a popular idea. that will cause debate. there's a big focus on gun control regulations and the extent to which the nra will be part of that is something we will learn this morning. >> and we are seeing more politicians calling for tighter gun restrictions. is this a courageous move considering all strong the gun lobby is? >> well, m
is advising everyone to take off work all week, i will be right here. >> coming up on the show, fiscal cliff talks coming to a stand still for the holidays. what should happen now? should there be a plan c? for 48 years they lived happily ever after until they realized there was one big problem with their marriage. it wasn't legal. that story next. ♪ try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealt
wallace, talks to avert the fiscal cliff st washington debates how to prevent more mass murders. ♪ >> chris: with nine days to go is it possible to make a deal to head off big tax increases, and spending cuts? we'll ask two senate leaders, republican john barrasso, and, democrat, kent conrad. then, as the nation mourns the victims of the newtown school shooting, we turn to a man of faith. for some answers. in these trying times he sees the need for a spiritual awakening. we'll discuss the sandy hook massacre and the meaning of christmas. with pastor rick warren. >>> plus, a change at the state department. as the benghazi report is finally released. we'll ask our sunday panel about the nomination of john kerry to replace hillary clinton. and, where the investigation of a terror attack that killed four americans goes now. and, our power player of the week, continues in holiday tradition, to show respect for veterans. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again from fox news in washington. at christmas, people who arnauty get coal in their stock and if the
right now. >>> the nra steps into the gun debate and house speaker boehner gets tripped up on the fiscal cliff by his own party. today in the aftermath of newtown, the national rifle association offering a same school plan. >> the only think that stops a guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> our conversation with nra point man assa hutchinson. senator joe lieberman on the culture of violence. then the gop's civil war. >> not the outcome that i wanted, but that was the will of the house. >> republican versus republican on the fiscal cliff with congressman sooeven up lawsuit ter rhett and mcmulvaney. weighing in all of it is our political panel. "usa today's" washington bury rechief sussan page and ron duffy. i'm candy crowley. nine days after the mass shooting deaths in newtown, the president of the national rifle association joined the gun debate. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> in a similar vein, lawmakers in a growing number of states including oklahoma, miss
now after lawmakers took off to go home for the holidays without striking a deal in the fiscal cliff. again, if there's no deal, we see painful tax hikes and massive government spending cuts after january 1st. stay with us when we checked in with san francisco mayor edley and former mayor willie brown. these guys are no strangers. we have the so-called fiscal cliff. with the politics involved here? how much of what we have been seeing is real deal cutting and how much is show? >> first of all, none of it is really show. it's really politicians trying their best to prevail what they promise their voters they would do. that's what that is. they are going as well as they can. the first day as we said something different than willie brown. i immediately agreed. my voters would have to say, i didn't do what i promised to do. >> what if what you promise to do is after you sit down and see the facts and it isn't the right way to go. what do you do politically? >> for me i naturally try to get that information out there but also let the public is certainly everybody looking at the budget pro
to change the subject. his hope is this stuff will go away. there will be the fiscal cliff and another story and forget about it. i think you are right, it's a moment that's not going to go away so easily. >> the other issue is he has succeeded, in a sense. we are laughing at him, saying he's insane and talking about the video games from the '90s he was referencing. the thing people are getting away from, no matter what mental health issues this man was suffering from, had he not had access to a dozen deadly weapons, he couldn't have done this. >> absolutely. there was a mass stabbing in china. 23 people stabbed and all of them survived. these tragedies are awful. how armed is a person committing the crime and can police actually be police in that situation. you know, i'm a little pessimistic about something happening out of this. we have to look at 1989. there was a shooting in stockton and a huge out cry. in 1994, a legislation passed. in addition to muddying the waters and registry of mentally ill people is also going to be behind the scenes, too. in stuff that we will never see. it will
on the living fiscal cliff >> this live look outside this is a review of the bay bridge. where is traffic and temperatures right now 50s. we are expecting a high of 57 degrees, we are going to be right back. biggest stories of 2012. those deals. st. anthony's church in san serve four-thousand meals to those in need on christmas day. in order to do that, theyso far, they've only collected about one-hundred of those. members of a sikh community from fremont will be at st. anthony's today. starting at 10 a-m they'll blankets and scarves that they've collected. if you'd like one of those, or want to donate food, st. anthony's is located at 150 golden gate avenue. >> now to the latest on the looming fiscal cliff. that tax and cut measure >> i used to be a business owner are do not want taxes to go of, republicans to not want calkins to go up. despite suffering a major defeat this week, when he couldn't muster enough republican support to pass his own tax proposal, house speaker john boehner says there's still hope. in this week's republican address, boehner urges democrats to work with republ
tonight, fiscal cliff hanger, president obama calls on congress to act after christmas on a scale-down deal that would spare the middle class from tax hikes on the first of the year. the president met with harry reid and spoke with john boehner. is a grand bargain still possible when everyone is leaving town? >> a week from the shooting massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead, we have heard plenty of people calling for new gun control laws but very little from the national rifle association until now. in a bizarre news conference, the head of the nchl ra said the solution of gun violence in this country is simple, more guns. armed officers in every school. it is the same line we have heard before from the nra. has the country's relationship with guns fundamentally changed since newtown. what we saw last night from house republicans is yet another symptom of a real problem for the gop. they don't believe in compromise. they have lurnlged too far to the right. president obama tapped kerry to be the next secretary of state. let me finish with the great new movie about g
, just over eight days and counting until we reach the so-called fiscal cliff. no official talks are scheduled. lawmakers left dc for the holiday break. the president will return from hawaii right after christmas for more negotiations. >>> and the redskins will try to make it six wins in a row when they take on the eagles. robert griffin iii will start. we'll break down the big game and the playoff push, right after gwen tells us all about the weather. she's here right now to do just that. hey, gwen. >> how are you this morning? >> cold! >> it is a cold start to the day. >> yes. >> before the day is over, wisdom, you'll be very comfortable. >> is it going to be 90? >> well, anyway -- [ laughter ] >> okay, then. >> he's not in the bahamas, folks, although he thinks he s let's get to it. a live look outside at the national christmas tree, and what a wonderful day to get down and see it. we had some really strong, gusty winds yesterday. that's not the case today. you can go down and enjoy this tree and get into the christmas spirit. look at the beautiful blue sky. ridge of high pres
very much. >>> and to washington now, with congress home for the holidays, a deal on the fiscal cliff looks less and less likely. that could mean coal in the stocking for house speaker john boehner and also mean the end in his two-year rein. he is facing pressure after his plan "b" failure. he proposed a plan, but republicans had to pull it off the table after admitting they just couldn't get it passed. >>> for an illustration of the pressure facing john boehner, check the latest polls. that's what we have political reporter john steinhauser for. >> americans are worried about the taxes if the nation falls off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. seven of ten questioned in our poll says there will be major problems or a crisis in the country if that happens. >> part of what voters they were looking for is some compromise up here. that's what folks want. >> our poll indicates more americans want the republicans than the democrats to compromise more to reach bipartisan solutions. >> the democrat-controlled white house has no plan and offered no plan all year to deal with these loomi
obama delivered to lawmakers as we inch closer to that fiscal cliff. >>> making a difference this holiday season. the gift hundreds of local kids received. 11 news sunday morning starts right now. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm lisa robinson. jen is off today. >> we are going to start with a look outside. it is cold and windy. >> rob is off today, too. >> i'm always off. >> the wind is much calmer today from what we saw yesterday. you won't see nearly those conditions. >> we had to hold our eyebrows and eyelashes. the houses were creeking yesterday. hopefully none of the christmas decorations got damaged. we had wind gusts up to about 45 miles per hour yesterday. now, today we're starting off with light winds around six miles per hour. right now 29 degrees. the dew point at 20. temperatures could still be falling as we go throughout the morning. it is going to be cool. typical for this time of the year. temperatures ranging from 45 to 50 degrees. but the sunshine will be out. looking for beautiful conditions as people are busy finishing up their plans for the holid
slide toward the fiscal cliff. we'll ask our sunday panel about the president's latest plan to take some of the pain out of going over the brink. will the g.o.p. sign on? ♪ ♪ >> president barack obama: call me a hopeless optimist but i actually still think we can get it done. >> how we get there, god only knows. >> chris: the president and speaker boehner still looking for some way to cushion the blow of going over the fiscal cliff. and, it is time now for our sunday group, bill kristol of the weekly standard. kirsten powers from the daily beast web site, radio talk show host, laura ingraham and fox news political analyst, juan williams. well, this week, someone gave me a new way to think of the way we are accumulating the huge national debt, in the country. bear with me for a moment. it is complicated but it is resting. under president obama the debt increased $5.7 trillion. the estimated cost of recovery from hurricane sandy, is $50 billion. so the rate at which our debt is increasing, is as if a new hurricane sandy hit the u.s. treasury every two weeks. given that, though, what do
to thank you so much for talking with us. we need a message of celebration right now. >> thank you, we do. >> and merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> chris: up next, grabbing the rail as we slide toward the fiscal cliff. we'll ask our sunday panel about the president's latest plan to take some of the pain out of going over the brink. will the gop sign on? [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! flavor boost, meet beef. it's swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth to add delicious flavor to your skillet dish in just one stir. mmm! [ female announcer ] cook, meet compliments. get recipes at flavorboost.com. [ female announcer ] cook, meet compliments. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at of
forward not to hurt american people and what we're driving ourselves to is a real fiscal cliff, there will be thousands of dollars cut for families barely making their mortgage payments or barely holding on and so to have a ridiculous debate right now when really real american families are in the lurch now are going to be suffering in ways that most in washington don't understand. >> what's the way out? >> then why doesn't the president stop this? he is the one that can deal with boehner. he's tried -- [ all talking at once ] >> not allowing -- >> george, the way out ultimately has to be right down the middle. right down the middle where there's a series of compromises. every good leadership is about both conservative ideas and progressive ideas, we have to move forward, move forward into the future and conserve thoughts that are helpful to the country. leadership is about both of those ideas. da. >> but -- >> wait, katrina. the problem we have is both the left and the right set down markers on the table and grover and his group said we can do it without raising taxes on the we
are risking the fiscal cliff and make no mistake about it. if we go over, god forbid and i still don't think we have to, the american people are going to blame the republican party and they'll come right back and pass something. so i don't think the middle class is at risk. if we go over the cliff, our republicans colleagues will come back and go uh-oh and pass the bill we passed in senate already. >> can chuck hagel become secretary of defense if he's the president's nominee? >> a lot of republicans have asked hard questions. i don't think he's going to get many republicans votes. i like chuck but his positions are really out of the mainstream and well to the left of the president. i think it would be a challenging nominations but the hearings will matter. chuck will have a chance to defend himself. >> will you support him? >> i'm going to wait and see what happens in the hearings. i've got questions with chuck and iran, hamas and hezbollah, his position toward israel, just afghanistan. i want to hear what he has to say. but very troubling comments by a future secretary of defense. >> senat
the fiscal cliff. >> please, make the argument, dean. >> one argument is that there are will be a lot of people in washington that pretend to be ve very knowledgeable. but seriously, if nothing happens on january 1st, i'll be subject to a higher rate of withholding. if they do a deal on january 5th as opposed to december 28th, the difference to 99.9% of the population is basically zilch and we get to see a lot of people with egg on their face. >> why. >> because they've been running around like the myian calendar, the end of the world and it's nonsense. the reality is on the spending side, president obama will keep spending in accordance with what he thinks the deals look like. he has the authority to do that. we won't see any extra taxes deducted from us, the few people that do will get back to the second page. i don't want to trivialize it. in terms of the overall economic impact you won't be able to find it in the data. >> but the imagery is terrible. not only around this country but the world, as to whether we can govern ourselves. we look like a third-world nation. >> because we'
the fiscal cliff negotiations. the first one, most importantly, he is missing his dance partner joe biden. he has been kept on the sidelines during negotiations. some republicans think his absence is a sign that the president is not serious about closing a deal. mitch mcconnell is no longer the top republican in washington. it is easy to forget that when he struck a deal to extend the bush tax cuts, boehner had won the house a month before but was not wielding the gavel. finally, mitch mcconnell has stayed on offense. on the senate floor on friday he argued the democrats poisoned the well by declaring boehner's plan be dead on arrival. >> and he is up for reelection in 2014. by all polling, it looks like it will be a lot tougher. he also has a colleague in rand paul, who is a tea party youier. you put all those factors together and it could be that mcconnell may have to step up because that is what you have to do to get some sort of deal at the moment, we have not seen that happen. host: from mark williams, what will be specifically affected in the economy if we go over the cliff? guest: inst
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